A Conversation With My Son

A Conversation With My Son

A Poem by Baz

This is pretty typical of the kind of conversation that my son and I have!



Yes, son?

How can a fly climb the length of a wall
And hang upside-down on the roof and not fall?
And how does the milk get inside of a cow?
How does it happen, dad? Please tell me how!


And how can a wiggle-worm live under the ground?
And where can the end of a rainbow be found?
And where is the wind if I see nothing there?
Where are the answers, dad? Please tell me where!


And are planets so tiny because they're so far?
And how many stars do you think that there are?
And where is the moon when its not in the sky?
Why won't you tell me dad? Please tell me why!


And do monkeys not fall from the trees when they sleep?
And exactly how far can a kangaroo leap?
And when does a chicken turn into a hen?
When does that happen, dad? Please tell me when!


And how does a snake move around without feet?
And why do Chihuahuas just look half complete?
And who was it thought that a cow should say moo?
Who has the answers, dad? Please tell me who!


And what is the reason the dinosaurs died?
And what makes the ebb and the flow of the tide?
And how many legs has a millipede got?
What is the answer, dad? Please tell me what!


You know I would love to stay right here and chat.
But I'm far too incredibly busy for that.


© 2017 Baz

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So very easy to relate to for all who are in the eager lens of children. It's a constant bombardment; and as they get older, and as I am finding out, some of those questions can become rather awkward to answer. :))

Really enjoyed this.


Posted 5 Years Ago

Haha this was so cute! I remember when I was little once asking a lot of questions, this was such an adorable poem :) Great Job!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Hahaha I love this. Sounds exactly what I was like when I was a kid...Actually sounds like me now and I am much older. Never stop asking questions or searching for answers. The beauty of a child-like mind.

Good write
Look forward to reading more


Posted 9 Years Ago

This captures the essence of an active, imaginative, slightly spastic child(which I was... lol) Very well done.:)

Posted 11 Years Ago

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I have a son just like this..who asked me what colour was Milton Keynes? Grey was my answer LOL

it only shows an active mind!! Brilliantly rhymed as usual..

Posted 11 Years Ago

lol XD nice write!

Posted 11 Years Ago

This made me smile!! I love a child's mind!!

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Omg! This is a BEAUTIFUL poem that expresses the wonder of a child very well. :) Very lovely, and it's sweet and cute, as always. Reminds me of my cousin Cody. :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

I LOVE THIS. This is such a universal parenting experience and of course it's expressed in your usual perfect rhymes with amazing word choices and some really thoughtful little questions excerpted from the thousands I'm sure you've heard. I love this because I have had to answer questions for my daughter which have questions upon questions upon questions related to them, so much that one of her nicknames is "question quigley." these are wonderful -- especially the chihuahua.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Love it. This would be a cute little children's book. Nice rhythm that children love. So, did you have all the answers for the questions? :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on November 16, 2009
Last Updated on December 15, 2017



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